CR-V runs hot


Asked by Jul 29, 2019 at 10:16 AM about the 2000 Honda CR-V

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My daughters CR-V began running
hot, when she pulls over the
radiator is never spewing steam
but she does have to add about a
gallon of water. She got a
thermostat put on it, also at one
time I noticed that water dripping
into floorboard,,,the dreaded
heater core symptom. But I that
happened only a few times and
has not happened again. It does
not show symptoms of head
gasket, and I pray it isn't. She says
the temperature rises if she is
sitting still idling,,, like the fans,
when it does that she puts ac
button on to make fans come
on,,sometimes it lowers temp
sometimes not. I also just
discovered that she needs a main
relay, because when she has
driven the car and turns it off for a
little while it takes forever to
finally turn over and crank! She
has lost so much these last
couple years and her dad was
BRUTALLY murdered, I don't want
her to deal with this now, and I
was hoping someone somewhere
could help me, in my mind,
because of what I have told
u,,,could heater core be stopping
up and periodically cause it to run
hot? Could the fans have a
short?? Or because the main relay
is bad could it cause other relays
or fuses to make it run hot? Help!!!
My daughter has nobody to work
on her car any more,,we can't
afford to let dealership diagnose it
or fix it, she is a single working
mom, that works her butt off, and
needs the car badly. I'm at a loss
as to what in the crap is
happening. Remember, IT RUNS
doesn't need an entire radiator full
of water. It does not smoke out
the tail pipe either

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